Latest Hotel Industry News

Apple Hospitality REIT Acquires Home2 Suites by Hilton Orlando Airport for $20.7 Million or $162K per Key

2019-03-20 20:59:53 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

RICHMOND, Va.--March 20, 2019 --Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. (NYSE: APLE) (the “Company” or “Apple Hospitality”) today announced the opening and acquisition of the new 128-room Home2 Suites by... Read more

On Air Soon: Construction Underway for REVERB by Hard Rock™ Hotel Downtown Atlanta Opening February 2020

2019-03-20 20:29:33 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

Atlanta, GA – March 20, 2019 – Atlanta-based Hotel Equities (HE) reported out on the construction progress for the REVERB by Hard Rock™ Downtown Atlanta hotel, signaling that construction is on... Read more

Four Seasons Resort Lanai Appoints Dan Mizrahi as New Food & Beverage Director

2019-03-20 20:14:58 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

Four Seasons Resort Lanai announces the appointment of Dan Mizrahi to the position of food & beverage director. The new culinary member will oversee all food and beverage operations... Read more

“Heart Failure”: The Leading Cause of Bad Reviews

2019-03-20 20:01:42 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

By Doug Kennedy When you read a cross-section of negative comments from online reviews and guest surveys, it’s easy to recognize a common theme across all lodging operations: “Heart failure.” ... Read more

Technology in the Hospitality Industry – Have We Gone Too Far?

2019-03-20 19:54:39 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

The hospitality industry is changing, and is rapidly becoming super high-tech. While we can argue that this benefits guests—and it certainly benefits vendors—how much is it taking away from the... Read more

Profiting From Prearrival

2019-03-20 19:54:04 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. ( Every hotelier knows that tech-enabled personalization is crucial to the future success of one’s brand. In reality, though, these customized experiences... Read more

HSMAI Honors Greater New York as Chapter of the Year

2019-03-20 19:38:02 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

(McLean, VA, March 20, 2019) The HSMAI Greater New York Chapter was named Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International 2017-2018 Chapter of the Year at HSMAI’s annual Mike Leven Leadership... Read more

China’s Hotel Construction Pipeline Hits New All-Time High Despite Growing Concerns About the Economic Slowdown

2019-03-20 19:33:04 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) report that China’s total construction pipeline is booming and stands at 2,761 projects/580,635 rooms, up 12% by projects and 6% by rooms year-over-year (YOY). At the end of... Read more

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Establishes Fund at Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration in Honor of Former CEO J. Allen Smith

2019-03-20 19:26:38 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

Ithaca, NY–  Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has established an empowerment fund at the School of Hotel Administration in honor of their former chief executive officer, J. Allen Smith ’80, MPS... Read more

Driftwood Acquisitions & Development Enters California Market With $85.7 Million Acquisition of 353-Key Marriott Mission Valley in San Diego

2019-03-20 19:20:18 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

SAN DIEGO (March 20, 2019) – Driftwood Acquisitions and Development (DAD) – a privately held investment firm specializing in the acquisition, development and investment syndication of quality hotel assets... Read more

Makeready Appoints Jason Delcamp as General Manager for Denver’s HALCYON, a hotel in Cherry Creek

2019-03-20 19:12:54 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

DENVER, Colo. (March 20, 2019) – HALCYON, a hotel in Cherry Creek is proud to announce the appointment of Jason Delcamp as General Manager of the 154-room hotel that captures the spirit of the elevated Colorado... Read more

Accor Welcomes 21c Museum Hotels into MGallery Hotel Collection

2019-03-20 18:50:21 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

Accor today announced that the Group has officially welcomed 21c Museum Hotels into the MGallery Hotel Collection, a global network of more than 100 storied boutique hotels located in 26 countries. The announcement... Read more

Construction to Begin on The Brenton Hotel in Newport, Rhode Island

2019-03-20 18:34:39 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

NEWPORT, RI (March 20, 2019) – The first major milestone in the construction of Newport’s newest luxury boutique hotel, the Brenton Hotel, took place yesterday as demolition began of the current two-story... Read more

5 Unique Experiences Hotels Can Use to Attract Guests

2019-03-20 17:19:38 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

By: Kerryn Gower We’ve all been there. You finally wake up from the dreaming phase of the travel planning journey and pick on a destination to visit. Now the planning begins. We all have our go-to travel... Read more

Olympia Hotel Management to Operate Point Lookout Resort & Conference Center in Northport, Maine

2019-03-20 16:37:52 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

New Owners & New Management Will Continue the Maine Coastal Legacy March 20, 2019. Northport, ME. Olympia Hotel Management announced today that they will assume management of Point Lookout Resort and Conference... Read more

Cloud5 Communications Installs HSIA Network for Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites Rancho Cordova

2019-03-20 16:29:07 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

New Internet Solution Enhances Guest Experience and Meets Brand Standards CHICAGO (March 20) – Cloud5 Communications, the leading communications technology and services provider for the hospitality industry,... Read more

Maestro PMS’ Sophisticated Functionality, Commitment to Industry Service Demands Attract More Than 50 New Independent Hospitality Groups in 2018

2019-03-20 16:19:08 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

Leading Edge System Development, Unparalleled Support, Flexible On-Premise or Cloud Deployment Options Make Maestro an Attractive Investment March 20, 2019 – Maestro PMS, the preferred hotel software solution... Read more

Cendyn Launches the All-New ePlanner Platform

2019-03-20 16:05:03 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

Newly redesigned hotel sales & group operations tool delivers enhanced functionality via UX, branding & editor features BOCA RATON, FL, USA – March 18, 2019 – Cendyn is excited to announce the launch of... Read more

Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre Upgrades With OpenKey

2019-03-19 20:30:49 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

DALLAS, TEXAS (March 20th, 2019) – Nestled in the heart of the spectacular Canadian Rockies, guests of the Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre can now enjoy the latest in guestroom access through a... Read more

Why You Are a Difficult Hospitality Employee

2019-03-19 20:09:03 +0100 | Source: Hotel Online

By Don Kermath It’s true, you are someone’s difficult person. As hospitality workers we find some guests to be exceptionally difficult. However, guests are the reason we exist. Guests deserve the best... Read more